Plessur District

Plessur District
Bezirk Plessur
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Graubünden
Capital Chur
  Total 266.75 km2 (102.99 sq mi)
Population (2015)
  Total 40,707
  Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 5

Plessur District (German: 'Bezirk Plessur', Romansh:  District da la Plessur ) is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has an area of 266.73 km2 (102.99 sq mi) and has a population of 40,707 (as of 31 December 2015).[1] The district is named after the river Plessur which crosses it. However, the region along the Plessur –and therefore the whole valley–is called Schanfigg.

Plessur District consists of three Kreise (sub-districts) Chur, Churwalden and Schanfigg, which are formed from a total of twelve municipalities:

Chur sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[1]
Area (km²)
Chur 34,652 28.01
Churwalden sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[1]
Area (km²)
Churwalden 2,030 48.58a
Tschiertschen-Praden 314 27.74
^a Includes the area of Malix and Parpan which merged into Churwalden on 1 January 2010.
Schanfigg sub-district
Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[1]
Area (km²)
Arosa 3,205 42.54 b
Maladers 506 7.61
^b Includes the area of Calfreisen, Castiel, Langwies, Lüen, Molinis, Peist and St. Peter-Pagig which merged into Arosa in 2013.



Languages of Plessur District, GR
Languages Census 2000
Number Percent
German 32,655 81.9%
Romansh 1,873 4.7%
Italian 1,831 4.6%
TOTAL 39,892 100%


  1. 1 2 3 4 Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  2. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz, Mutationsmeldungen 2009 / Répertoire officiel des communes de Suisse, Mutations 2009 / Elenco ufficiale dei Comuni della Svizzera, Mutazione 2009 (PDF) (Report). Federal Statistical Office. 2009. 3166. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  3. Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 9 February 2013

Coordinates: 46°49′05″N 9°36′23″E / 46.8181°N 9.60651°E / 46.8181; 9.60651

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